Argon & Co promotes partners in Australia and New Zealand

11 December 2023 3 min. read
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As it continues its regional expansion, supply chain consultancy Argon & Co has rewarded three of its leaders in Australia and New Zealand – David Ring, Chris Foord, and James Lee – with elevation to partner.

Global supply chain and operations consultancy Argon & Co continues to forge a path of rapid growth for its Asia Pacific business, this time through the promotion of three new partners in Australia and New Zealand.

David Ring and James Lee have been elevated in respectively Sydney and Melbourne, while across the ditch Chris Foord joins the Argon & Co partnership out of the firm’s Auckland office.

Argon & Co promotes partners in Australia and New Zealand

“At the core of our growth is the growth of our people,” stated APAC managing partner Paul Eastwood, founder of the Pollen Group. “It is particularly rewarding to witness individuals flourishing within our organisation, with each appointee demonstrating the competencies, capabilities, and most importantly our cultural values. We are privileged to welcome David, James and Chris to our global partnership.”

David Ring
Based out of Sydney, Ring crossed to Argon last year upon its acquisition of Pollen, which he originally joined in 2021 after more than a decade and a half at Woolworths – latterly as head of delivery for buying & replenishment. During his time with the retail giant, Ring developed expertise in supply chain and inventory management, delivering transport, logistics and procurement transformations.

Chris Foord
Joining the firm as a regional director in 2020 from the Warehouse Group, where he had served as chief logistics officer, Foord has had a busy twelve or so months, helping to lead the integration of local Argon acquisitions Intent Group and more recently warehousing consultancy Studio Logistic. An expert in operations transformation, Foord has also held senior roles at Fonterra, M&S, and Sainsbury’s.

James Lee
Now in his second stint with Argon and its predecessors (spending five years with Supply Chain Cover, which later formed Crimson & Co), Lee returned to the fold in 2020, and now becomes a partner in Melbourne. Having kicked off his career at Ernst & Young, Lee then held senior logistics and supply roles in both Australia and the Asia Pacific with Wesfarmers and FMCG giant Mondelēz International.

“I am deeply humbled and immensely proud to join the global partnership at Argon & Co,” Lee stated. “After several years in the industry, it is truly remarkable to return and witness our evolution into one of Asia Pacific’s leading supply chain and operations transformation consultancies. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with my colleagues as we further expand our business, both locally in Asia Pacific and globally.”